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← Blessed are those with a persecution complex?

RW Millam's Avatar Jump to comment 5 by RW Millam

To quote my favorite philosopher, Jon Stewart, "You have confused a war on your religion, with not always getting what you want." There's your persecution for you -- in THIS country, anyway.

And Madalyn Murray O''Hair was speaking to "persecuted" Christians when she said: "I'll tell you what you did with atheists for about 1,500 years. You outlawed them from the universities, or any teaching careers, besmirched their reputations, banned or burned their books or their writings of any kind. Drove them into exile, humiliated them, seized their properties, arrested them for blasphemy. You dehumanized them with beatings and exquisite torture, gouged out their eyes, slit their tongues, stretched, crushed, or broke their limbs, tore off their breasts if they were women, crushed their scrotums if they were men, imprisoned them, stabbed them disemboweled them hung them, burnt them alive.

"And you have nerve enough to complain to me that I laugh at you."

It would seem there has been plenty of persecution to go around.

And thanks again Paula. Keep these pieces coming.

Fri, 23 Mar 2012 22:22:02 UTC | #929972